I’ll start off with a non-kitchen picture. Finally.
What’s new here?
-We decided to paint the fireplace white. We stripped the layers of old paint and varnish, picked, scraped, sanded, primed and painted. The inside of the fireplace was also painted black.
-We mounted the television. The wire situation is yet to be addressed. There are a few issues. One, we need longer cables so that everything can comfortably run from the TV to the shelf with the components. Also, cord management is yet to be resolved. It’s looking like running everything through flat, paintable tracks is going to be our option. We considered cutting a channel through the drywall and plaster deep enough to completely submerge the tracks, then re-refinishing the wall. This just seems like a big job for a minor detail. (Side Note: Wii Tennis is even more fun. yeah - I'm pro.)
-The shelf is Ikea’s Anga series. It fit the space, offered lots of storage and the glass shelves keep the brick in view.
-The base moulding is going in.
Now something about the kitchen. We decided on the Marrakesh tile blend from Modwalls – these pictures are from their site.